Google Analytics Real-Time Launches for Real Time Traffic Data

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Google announced the launch of a new set of reports in Google Analytics today, which shows you what’s happening with your site as it happens. Pretty cool.

It’s called Google Analytics Real-Time (fittingly).

“One way that I like to use these reports is to measure the immediate impact of social media. Whenever we put out a new blog post, we also send out a tweet. With Real-Time, I can see the immediate impact to my site traffic,” says John Jersin of the Google Analytics team. “For example, last week we posted about the latest episode of Web Analytics TV and also tweeted about the post. By campaign tagging the links we shared, we could see how much traffic each channel is driving to the blog as it happened. We could also see when we stopped receiving visits from the tweet, which helps know when to reengage.”

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“Another way I’m using Real-Time is to make sure campaign tracking is correctly implemented before launching a campaign,” he says. “When getting ready to launch a new campaign it’s critical to make sure your measurement plan is working before you start driving visitors to the page. With the Real-Time reports you can find out in seconds whether you’re getting the data you want in Google Analytics.”

Users can find the reports in the new version of Google Analytics. They didn’t bother to add it to the old one. You should have access to it from a link at the top of GA. If you’re not already using the new version, this might be a feature that makes you go ahead and switch. You’re going to have to get used to the new version sooner or later anyway.

Now, if they could just get realtime search back.

Google also announced Google Analytics Premium for its biggest customers. It comes with extra processing power, advanced analysis, service/support, and guarantees. More on this here.

Google Analytics Real-Time Launches for Real Time Traffic Data
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  • http://www.LAokay.com Steven

    Chris, would it hurt you to mention that while Google has launched the realtime version of Analytics that they are only currently adding it by request by going to https://services.google.com/fb/forms/realtimeanalytics/

    If you don’t request it then it’s not like Google is rolling this out to everybody today. I expect a few weeks at the least for the public to get this without such a request.

    • Commenter

      Thanks – I was going nuts trying to find it. LOL

      • http://www.PlaceToEatOkay.com Steven

        It’s not like Chris couldn’t tell us that it was not being rolled out to everybody, and so people need to request it from Google. I mean when Google posts about a great new feature and mentions that people need to request it, at least right now they would if they want to use it, then it’s really doing a disservice to the readers of webpronews who might end up spending 20 minutes looking for something that doesn’t exist in their Analytics account. At the very least it was a good thing that at least the original blog post was linked to.

        • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Crum

          You’re right. I should have said that it’s not available to everyone yet, but that it will be soon. You can sign up at the link you posted above.

    • http://www.duioffensehelp.com/ Mark Thomas

      Absolutely right, I myself have sent request for real time traffic to show on my Google analytics by go to https://services.google.com/fb/forms/realtimeanalytics/. “Now it is available on my site” that’s good.

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      Google is not free it is a company google destroys the image of the open source

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